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Brands of Anastrozole - Does it matter?

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Re: Brands of Anastrozole - Does it matter?

Hi I'm having the same problem, I started off with one brand which was a nightmare re joint pain then on hearing of a brand (Teva) which had a more positive result I've stuck with it for over 2 years, there are symptoms but the pain is less for me. So I wouldn't voluntarily swap brands.  The brand I have been taking hasn't been available for a month now and I'm out of tablets can anyone suggest other brands they have found useful?

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Hi MM

 

Initially I got my prescription from the hospital and that was Accord, though I didn’t notice till I had my GP prescription of Teva. My pharmacist could only get two brands, one of which (Manx) made me feel ill, so I rang around. Asda (probably a Lloyds), Lloyds and Boots all had Accord so presumably their contracts are with the big chains. Some women notice no difference, others do and Accord seems the best-tolerated. 

 

Now we have electronic prescriptions, they go automatically to your chosen pharmacist, all of them. However, the pharmacist can then do a transfer request to whatever pharmacist you choose. Don’t let anyone say it’s not possible. Hope you don’t notice any difference x

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Re: Brands of Anastrozole - Does it matter?

Thanks Pawsome and Fezzy1952 for your replies. 

 

I feel more reassured now so I will just try and go with the flow and see what happens and hope for the best. I was just anxious about getting a different brand each month as my surgery say they can only give me what they have so will be different brands each month.

 

Thanks!

 

MM

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I’ve tried a few brands and haven’t noticed any difference x

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Hi mystery mouse I have been on anastrozole for 19 months, I usually get Accord which I am ok with, but sometimes given different brands which I will always try. If I do get any adverse side effects I tell the pharmacist and they will do their best to get me Accord, having said that some of the alternative brands are ok, there has only been 2 which I have requested not to have as I get more hot flushes, headaches and upset digestive system. All I can say is try them with an open mind.  I don't seem to get stiffer joints as a side effect of different brands. Hope this helps.  Best wishes to you, Fezzy1952 

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Brands of Anastrozole - Does it matter?

Hello ladies,

 

I've managed to stay on the same brand of Anastrozole for 3 years, but because of the current corona virus crisis, and the queues at pharmacies etc I wondered if other ladies are getting different brands each month and if so has it been ok for you or have you had any negative side effects?

 

Thanks in advance and keep happy and safe during this time! 🙂

 

MM

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